Umm… Kay.

2 comments June 22nd, 2005at 03:14pm Posted by Eli

Egad.

An attempt to erect the world’s largest Popsicle in a city square ended with a scene straight out of a disaster film — but much stickier.

The 25-foot-tall, 17 1/2-ton treat of frozen Snapple juice melted faster than expected Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground.

(snip)

Snapple had been trying to promote a new line of frozen treats by setting a record for the world’s largest Popsicle, but called off the stunt before it was pulled fully upright by a construction crane. Authorities said they were worried the thing would collapse in the 80-degree, first-day-of-summer heat.

“What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept coming,” Stuart Claxton of the Guinness Book of World Records told the Daily News. “It was quite a lot of fluid. On a hot day like this, you have to move fast.”

That last paragraph also qualifies for Quote Of The Day honors.

Entry Filed under: Quotes,Weirdness

2 Comments

  • 1. scout prime  |  June 22nd, 2005 at 4:16 pm

    Indeed that is the quote of the day.

  • 2. oldwhitelady  |  June 22nd, 2005 at 10:55 pm

    That’s funny. I am sure it was sticky! I was thinking, what would be neat, is to have some containers a person could catch snapple in for later usage… but maybe not.


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